Bad Window And Roof Design

If you notice the window on the left extends into the roof and the roof needed to be modified to make this type of design work effectively. The only problem is, it's not working very good.

Whenever we have bad window and roof designs like these in areas where it snows or rains a lot and the building isn't waterproofed correctly, you could find yourself with some water damage problems and some unnecessary home repair bills.

Whenever an architect or home designer spends enough time planning and designing any project, they should have worked out problems like these, so that the homeowner won't need to deal with them in the future. These are the problems that cost homeowners big bucks in the future and are rarely affect the home designer, homebuilder and contractors.

Home Repair Tip: Could the windows have been 1 foot smaller in height? If the windows were smaller, there would be more room to install roof flashing underneath the window and there's a good chance that the roof wouldn't have needed to be modified.

What about eliminating this window entirely? Could the designer have eliminated this window or created a different roof design? One of the biggest problems that I have with that window and roof designs like these, is that they can become a homeowner's worst nightmare.

If you're planning on purchasing a home, it wouldn't be a bad idea to look for areas like these around houses that you're thinking about purchasing.